January 22, 2022

New State Government Audit Report: California Ranks 50th in U.S. for School Library Services

From KXTV:

California ranked as the worst state in school student-to-teacher librarian ratios, according to a recent report by the California State Auditor.

This report evaluates why school districts should strengthen their library programs and how education should redesign its annual library survey to better assess school libraries statewide.

There’s generally supposed to be one full-time teacher librarian for every 785 students, but in the 2014-15 fiscal year, there was one teacher librarian for every 7,400 students in California.

In 2013-14, California had a total number of 6.3 million students, which made the student-to-teacher-librarian ratio one to every 8,091 students and though the ratio has decreased it’s still very high.

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Source: California State Auditor; “School Library Services (Fact Sheet), November 2016


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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.